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Whipped Feta Baked Chicken

This recipe brings back our whipped feta, which we love and so do you! It’s a super easy recipe that’s low-carb but high-flavor, and it’s utter perfection in a dish. If you love our Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes and the Whipped Feta with Roasted Olives, you will absolutely love this recipe!

We think you’re going to become as obsessed with this tasty dish as we are, and can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Is whipped feta chicken healthy?

This is absolutely such a healthy recipe! We’ve loaded it up with veggies that burst in your mouth with flavor and, of course, are good for you, and feta cheese is relatively low in fat compared to other cheeses. The chicken, too, skinless and lean and packed with protein and other nutrients, is a great boon to your diet. 

We think this recipe is perfect for days when you want something low in carbs that’s still filling and delicious. 

What does feta cheese taste like?

This Greek cheese, made from sheep’s milk, is crumbly and creamy. It tastes tangy, is rich in flavor, and because of its high sodium content, is salty. 

Because it’s higher in water content, feta cheese has a slightly lower in fat content than other cheeses. And because its flavor is so intense, you can get by with less cheese in each recipe. Good for the bank account and the body! 

How to make whipped feta chicken

  1. Place chicken in a 12 x 8 oven-proof dish in a single layer.
  2. Sprinkle half of the salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Flip and season the other side.
  3. In a blender, mix feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Pour whipped feta mixture onto the chicken.
  5. Cover with tomatoes, green olives, kalamata, shallots, remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. *Note if the chicken is thick, it will need to be cooked longer, we recommend pounding it thinner.
  7. Garnish with fresh Italian parsley and/or cilantro!
  8. Enjoy!

Why we love whipped feta chicken

We’re such big fans of this recipe as it’s really perfect for busy days. Once we’ve done the prep work and placed the dish in the oven, we can leave it to simmer and cook and keep going with whatever is occupying our days.

Plus, it’s really just so tasty. The tomatoes bring their bright flavor and burst in your mouth, the chicken is tender and has its signature mild flavor, and the whipped feta! We love this as a dip but we’re obsessed with it as a sauce for this dish. 

 

Whipped Feta Baked Chicken

This chicken is coated in a feta mixture and topped with a mix of tomatoes, olives and herbs! It's so moist and full of flavor!
3.67 from 3 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: baked chicken, baked chicken recipe, easy baked chicken, greek chicken, healthy chicken recipe, keto baked chicken, keto chicken recipe, keto recipe, middle eastern chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories:
Author: Alia and Radwa

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper more or less taste
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 8 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup full fat yogurt or sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 8 oz baby cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped and pitted manzanilla green olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped and pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 small chopped shallot

Instructions

  • Place chicken in a 12 x 8 oven-proof dish in a single layer.
  • Sprinkle half of the salt, pepper, oregano and thyme. Flip and season the other side.
  • In a blender, mix feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and 2 tbsp olive oil. Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour whipped feta mixture onto the chicken.
  • Cover with tomatoes, green olives, kalamata, shallots, remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. *Note if the chicken is thick, it will need to be cooked longer, we recommend pounding it thinner.
  • Garnish with fresh Italian parsley and/or cilantro!
  • Enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious. I didn’t have tomatoes so I started adding different things. Pitted green & kalamato olives, plus rough chopped chickpeas, banana peppers & a few mushrooms. Will definitely make this again.

  2. I made this dish tonight n omg it was amazing!!! I love the recipes and love you both for making meal time amazing

  3. 5 stars
    This was so delicious! I used chicken thighs and added sliced yellow peppers, red peppers and mushrooms because I needed to use them up. My family loved it! So flavorful!

    1. We’ve never given it a try in a slow cooker, if you want to try it, place in the slow cooker and set on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours. Be sure to let us know how it turns out!

      1. Oven version was soooo much better! The feta topping just disappears into liquid in the crock pot and the tomatoes and olives don’t roast.